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The Finnish crossbow (1350-1600) got it's start with an article on replicating traditional Finnish crossbows. A number of long, slender Germanic-style crossbows were included. I can't positively date these bows... the article was written in Finnish, but their appearance is very close to a crossbow preserved in Dresden, that is said to date to the mid or perhaps early 14th century.

Like the Finnish bows, the Dresden bow has a long, slender stock, rounded contours, and an enlarged head with bound-in prod. Our 'Finnish' bows are always a hit at medieval meets, like Pennsic War, and quite honestly I think they're among the prettiest bows I make. Originals tend to be very long, but I don't recommend making custom bows much longer than your trousers inseam.

STANDARD FEATURES (?): Steel trigger, steel stirrup, rawhide covered aluminum prod (draw weight 65-75 lbs.), cord bound prod, delrin nut, linseed oil finish, inlet rawhide lockplates

STANDARD CHOICES (?): Walnut or cherry wood for main body, black, red, blue, brown or green for rawhide lockplates and prod covers

AVAILABLE UPGRADES (?):  Basic sight, Renaissance sight, horn lockplates, horn release/nut, inlet bone bolt groove, inlet bone top, wood overlay, bone overlay, laminated wood prod, steel prod, bone decorative sideplates, tung oil finish

**I do have exotic woods available for decorative inlets from time to time. Please contact me if you are interested in this option.**

INCLUDES: Prod String (plus extra string), 4 standard target bolts/arrows with white fletching

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